Welcome to St Finbarr's School - Ashgrove

 

 

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Message from the Principalhttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/our-school/Pages/Message-from-the-Principal.aspxMessage from the Principal<div><div> </div> <div style="text-align:left;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0 ms-rteImage-1" src="/our-school/PublishingImages/IMG_7128.JPG" alt="" style="height:205px;width:300px;margin:5px;" /><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>At the Heart of our School, the Gift of a Child.</strong></em></div></div> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"></span><div><br>Welcome to St Finbarr’s Catholic Primary School.</div> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">The school was opened in 1925 by the Sisters of Charity and the rich traditions and charism of the sisters continue to underpin school life.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">One of the many blessings of the school is a strong partnership between home and school, which has at its’ core the children. The children are blessed to be part of a community where not only does the energy and enthusiasm, sense of purpose and commitment of the parents and staff ensure that the children reap the benefits of their combined efforts, but through their active involvement in the life of the school, the children come to appreciate and understand by example, the value of community.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">St Finbarr’s provides a broad and inclusive curriculum which not only promotes the basics but also offers opportunities for the diverse range of interests and abilities of our student body. Most importantly students experience a curriculum that engages them in the process of life-long learning. This year we are furthering the opportunities for students’ learning with the school being successful recipients of a grant entitled, Sustainable Ways of Embedding ICLT’s Into Contemporary Learning.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">This school year promises to be rich and rewarding for all who are involved with this community. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">Thank you for taking the time to visit our website which offers you an insight into the heart and ethos of our school. I look forward to meeting with you, answering your questions and showing you through this school rich and alive with the wonder and awe learning.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><em>Ann Hall</em><br>Principal</p> <div> </div>

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Community Prep Information Sessionhttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Community-Prep-Information-Session.aspxCommunity Prep Information Session<p>​​<br></p><p><a href="https://tinyurl.com/yaptzsdg"><img alt="116 fb banner 2.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Community-Prep-Information-Session/116%20fb%20banner%202.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:659px;" /></a><br> </p><p>Starting prep is an exciting time! It can also be a time of uncertainty for children and parents. We want to give parents the opportunity to come along to a Prep Information Session to hear from our Principal, Primary Learning Leader, Teacher Librarian and Prep Teacher about how you can transition smoothly into school. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-8 ms-rteFontSize-3"><em>This free event is open to St Finbarr's families and the whole community with children starting Prep in 2019 and beyond</em></strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-8 ms-rteFontSize-3">. </span><br></p><p> This event will cover</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Prep Readiness<br></li><li>The importance of reading with your child</li><li>A typical day in Prep </li><li>Prep classroom tour<br></li></ul><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><br></span> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><a href="https://tinyurl.com/yaptzsdg" target="_blank"><img alt="RegisterBTN.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/RegisterBTN.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:570px;height:84px;" /></a><br></span> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">or email the school at </span><a href="mailto:pashgrove@bne.catholic.edu.au"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">pashgrove@bne.catholic.edu.au</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​</span></p><p>​<br></p>
St Finbarr's Literature Festivalhttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Literature-Festival.aspxSt Finbarr's Literature Festival<p><img src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Literature-Festival/DSC00844.JPG" alt="DSC00844.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:659px;" />​<br></p><p><span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;">St Finbarr’s Inaugural Literature Festival was held on Monday 3rd September . It proved to be a huge success with five authors appearing over the course of the morning. Australian Children’s Laureate Morris Glietzman, inspired our students with his engaging style and funny anecdotes . ABC radio and Craig Zonka interviewed Morris Gleitzman on the morning where he gave our #Litfest 2018 a shout out . Chanel 9 also reported on our Inaugural Literature festival as part of a story on encouraging children to read.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;"> </span></p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;">Among other topics, Morris Glietzman spoke about his latest novel,  “Help Around the House”  set in Parliament House. Our year six students are keen to read it with their Canberra trip coming up in the next month. <br><br></p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;">After morning tea, Morris Glietzman was joined by the former St Finbarr’s Primary student and parent Michael Gerard Bauer. Michael's latest book “Rodney Loses it!”, about a rabbit who loses his favourite pen, has just won the Children's Book Council of Australia , Early Childhood Book of the Year. Michael ran a workshop with our Prep and Year 1 students where they were up and out of their seats acting out parts of his latest book.</p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;"> </p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;">Christine Bongers, Sheryl Gwyther and Josie Montano also ran workshops for our Year 2 to 6 students about the writing and editing process. The children were enthralled to hear where authors get their ideas from and how these come together in multiple drafts through to the final publication. The students were truly inspired by these workshops and were keen to get writing straight away.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><br></p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;"><br></p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;">Christine Bongers summed up the mood of the day on her blog post below,<br></p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;"> <br></p><p class="x_x_x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;"><a href="https://christinebongers.wordpress.com/2018/09/03/a-champion-end-to-book-week/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="x_x_OWAAutoLink">https://christinebongers.wordpress.com/2018/09/03/a-champion-end-to-book-week/</a></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13.3333px;">​<br><img src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Literature-Festival/rotated.jpg" alt="rotated.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:659px;" /><br><br></p><p><br></p>
Adore for 24http://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Adore-for-24.aspxAdore for 24<p>​​​<img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="40269980_682390065462545_4927152053513355264_n.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Adore-for-24/40269980_682390065462545_4927152053513355264_n.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:403px;" /></p>Eucharistic Adoration has always been encouraged by the leaders of our Church. Notably Saint Pope John Paul 11 and Pope Francis both encouraged us to spend time in this way with our Lord. This past three years, the students of St Finbarr’s have participated in an event called ‘Adore for 24.’ This is 24 hours of Eucharistic Adoration which involves the entire school and parish community. This however is much more than just an event. Rather, it is an opportunity for the children and parishioners to experience God’s unconditional love for each of them.<br><br>The children are guided through a scripture reflection which is visual and relatable to them. This helps the children get to know the person of Jesus; who he is and the love he has for them. The children are then given a chance to respond in an age appropriate way to Jesus. This includes activities such as labyrinths, scripture mandalas, pictures and writing. Intentional prayer and song are also encompassed in these sessions.<br><br>From observing the children, it is clear to see that they are experiencing something very special. It is moments like these that life is put into perspective. We see the importance of our faith and the importance of believing in something greater. The children learn of God’s love for them and realise that God has a special plan for each and every one of them.<br> <br>Thank you to all who participated in this <span></span>wonderful endeavour, these many special experiences have created a ray of hope in our often sad world.<br> <span><span></span></span>
2018 NAPLAN Resultshttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/2017-Naplan-Results.aspx2018 NAPLAN Results<div class="_5pbx userContent"><p>​​<img src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Footprints-for-Brain-Cancer-Walk/Screen%20Shot%202018-08-29%20at%204.41.01%20pm.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:659px;" /><br></p><p>Congratulations to all of the Year 3 and 5 students who completed this year's NAPLAN testing. 100% of our students achieved at or above the National Minimum Standards in all tests. </p> <p> Individual student reports will be issued as soon as received by the school.</p> <p>To see more information go to QCAA's Website<br></p></div> <a href="https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/publications/statistics">https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/publications/statistics</a>​
Book Week and Grandparents Dayhttp://www.stfinbarrsashgrove.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Book-Week-and-Grandparents-Day.aspxBook Week and Grandparents Day<div style="text-align:center;">​​<img alt="39714778_675628842805334_7279142377493626880_n.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Book-Week-and-Grandparents-Day/39714778_675628842805334_7279142377493626880_n.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:300px;" /> <br></div> <div> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#000000;overflow:visible;clear:both;font-family:"segoe ui","segoe ui web",arial,verdana,sans-serif;font-size:12px;cursor:text;direction:ltr;orphans:2;widows:2;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW200671101" style="padding:0px;text-align:justify;color:windowtext;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:baseline;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:transparent;"><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Yesterday we celebrated Grandparents’ Day. It is one of my </span><span class="SpellingError SCXW200671101" style="background-position:left bottom;margin:0px;padding:0px;border-bottom-color:transparent;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;background-color:inherit;">favourite</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"> days in the school year. </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">The look of love and pride in the eyes of our visitors speaks volumes for the unique bond that exists between grandparents and their grandchildren.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW200671101" data-ccp-props="{"335551550":6,"335551620":6}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> </span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW200671101" style="padding:0px;text-align:justify;color:windowtext;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:baseline;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:transparent;"><span class="EOP SCXW200671101" data-ccp-props="{"335551550":6,"335551620":6}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><br></span> </p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#000000;overflow:visible;clear:both;font-family:"segoe ui","segoe ui web",arial,verdana,sans-serif;font-size:12px;cursor:text;direction:ltr;orphans:2;widows:2;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW200671101" style="padding:0px;text-align:center;color:windowtext;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:baseline;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:transparent;"><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:18px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-weight:bold;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:18px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-weight:bold;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Matthew 6:21</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW200671101" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":2,"335551550":2,"335551620":2,"335559739":150,"335559740":360}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:18px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#000000;overflow:visible;clear:both;font-family:"segoe ui","segoe ui web",arial,verdana,sans-serif;font-size:12px;cursor:text;direction:ltr;orphans:2;widows:2;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW200671101" style="padding:0px;text-align:center;color:windowtext;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:baseline;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:transparent;"><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-style:italic;font-weight:bold;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Grandparents are a family’s greatest treasure,</span></span><span class="LineBreakBlob BlobObject DragDrop SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre !important;"> </span><br class="SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre !important;"></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-style:italic;font-weight:bold;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">The founders of a loving legacy, the greatest storytellers,</span></span><span class="LineBreakBlob BlobObject DragDrop SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre !important;"> </span><br class="SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre !important;"></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-style:italic;font-weight:bold;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">The keepers of traditions that linger on in cherished memory.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW200671101" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"335551550":2,"335551620":2}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#000000;overflow:visible;clear:both;font-family:"segoe ui","segoe ui web",arial,verdana,sans-serif;font-size:12px;cursor:text;direction:ltr;orphans:2;widows:2;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW200671101" style="padding:0px;text-align:center;color:windowtext;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:baseline;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:transparent;"><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-AU" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-style:italic;font-weight:bold;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Grandparents are the family’s strong foundation.</span></span><span class="LineBreakBlob BlobObject DragDrop SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre !important;"> </span><br class="SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre !important;"></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-AU" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-style:italic;font-weight:bold;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Their very special love sets them apart.</span></span><span class="LineBreakBlob BlobObject DragDrop SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre !important;"> </span><br class="SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre !important;"></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-AU" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-style:italic;font-weight:bold;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Through happiness and sorrow,</span></span><span class="LineBreakBlob BlobObject DragDrop SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre !important;"> </span><br class="SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre !important;"></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-AU" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-style:italic;font-weight:bold;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">through their special love and caring,</span></span><span class="LineBreakBlob BlobObject DragDrop SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre !important;"> </span><br class="SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre !important;"></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-AU" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-style:italic;font-weight:bold;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Grandparents keep a family close at heart. (Author unknown)</span></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW200671101" style="padding:0px;text-align:center;color:windowtext;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:baseline;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:transparent;"><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-AU" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-style:italic;font-weight:bold;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW200671101" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"335551550":2,"335551620":2}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#000000;overflow:visible;clear:both;font-family:"segoe ui","segoe ui web",arial,verdana,sans-serif;font-size:12px;cursor:text;direction:ltr;orphans:2;widows:2;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW200671101" style="padding:0px;text-align:justify;color:windowtext;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:baseline;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:transparent;"><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Highlights of the day included tours of the garden, the Book Fair and the classrooms. </span><span class="SpellingError SCXW200671101" style="background-position:left bottom;margin:0px;padding:0px;border-bottom-color:transparent;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;background-color:inherit;">M</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="SpellingError SCXW200671101" style="background-position:left bottom;margin:0px;padding:0px;border-bottom-color:transparent;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;background-color:inherit;">rs</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"> Enter commented, that the garden did a ‘roaring trade’ with the jams and beautiful fresh produce sold out in no time! A very special thank you to </span><span class="SpellingError SCXW200671101" style="background-position:left bottom;margin:0px;padding:0px;border-bottom-color:transparent;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;background-color:inherit;">Mr</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"> & </span><span class="SpellingError SCXW200671101" style="background-position:left bottom;margin:0px;padding:0px;border-bottom-color:transparent;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;background-color:inherit;">Mrs</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"> Enter for all they do for our Gardening Program. </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Many books were purchased in the library – thank you to </span><span class="SpellingError SCXW200671101" style="background-position:left bottom;margin:0px;padding:0px;border-bottom-color:transparent;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;background-color:inherit;">Mrs</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"> Gardiner and her team of helpers. Morning tea was delicious – thank you to parents who sent in a plate and to the staff who served. To culminate the morning our school choir performed to a packed hall – thank you Miss </span><span class="SpellingError SCXW200671101" style="background-position:left bottom;margin:0px;padding:0px;border-bottom-color:transparent;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;background-color:inherit;">Bechley</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">. </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW200671101" data-ccp-props="{"335551550":6,"335551620":6}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> </span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW200671101" style="padding:0px;text-align:justify;color:windowtext;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:baseline;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:transparent;"><span class="EOP SCXW200671101" data-ccp-props="{"335551550":6,"335551620":6}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><br></span> </p><p class="Paragraph SCXW200671101" style="padding:0px;text-align:justify;color:windowtext;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:baseline;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:transparent;"><span class="EOP SCXW200671101" data-ccp-props="{"335551550":6,"335551620":6}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="40059037_678045135897038_6176147642909720576_n.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Book-Week-and-Grandparents-Day/40059037_678045135897038_6176147642909720576_n.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:354px;" /></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW200671101" style="padding:0px;text-align:justify;color:windowtext;margin-bottom:0px;vertical-align:baseline;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:transparent;"><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:windowtext;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">This week we also celebrated Book Week 2018 and what a wonderful day it too was for all. It truly is a day that </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:windowtext;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">has a very important place in school’s calendar of highlight events. The theme for Book Week, </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:windowtext;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-style:italic;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Find Your Treasure</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:windowtext;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"> provided the inspiration for yesterday’s Grandparents’ Day mass. On Tuesday, to celebrate Book Week the children enjoyed the annual events of the </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:windowtext;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Book Week Musical followed by the Book Week Dress Up Parade. In the afternoon, the children were involved in</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:windowtext;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-weight:bold;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"> </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW200671101" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:windowtext;line-height:19px;font-family:"calibri light","calibri light_msfontservice",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW200671101" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">activities based on the award winning Literature and incorporating Art for all students</span></span><br></p></div><p class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-2 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="text-align:center;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-style:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;"><br> </p> <div style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3"> </span></div>